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by LAXPAX
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: FARA US Army Proposals Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 19613

Re: FARA US Army Proposals Thread

^ I'm glad you're here to keep track of this. Like I said in the other thread, sometimes I have trouble differentiating all of the concurrent rotor programs...

I saw this pop-up in Defense News yesterday, but I wasn't sure which thread it should go into, haha.

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by LAXPAX
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Army Blackhawk Replacement Program
Replies: 32
Views: 9860

Re: US Army Blackhawk Replacement Program

The FVL as just a prototype capabilities demonstration phase (Sikorsky vs. Bell) is a bit confusing, but the intent is to then move forward with a program of record and allow ‘packages’ of software/equipment to be added by other contractors. How that all makes it both cheaper and faster to buy is c...

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by LAXPAX
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Army Blackhawk Replacement Program
Replies: 32
Views: 9860

Re: US Army Blackhawk Replacement Program

There are threads for the V-280 and the SB-1 but I don't believe those aircraft are the only two choices for FVL which could comprise up to five different aircraft across different sizes and weights. The V-280/SB-1 are essentially risk reduction programs with the high likelihood they can progress t...

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by LAXPAX
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Army Blackhawk Replacement Program
Replies: 32
Views: 9860

Re: US Army Blackhawk Replacement Program

Too late to edit that post, but of course I did later see Keesje's post regarding one of the rotorcraft referenced here -- which somehow did not turn up when I used the forum search engine, but was easily found using the Mk I eyeball. Mods, proceed as you like.

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by LAXPAX
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Army Blackhawk Replacement Program
Replies: 32
Views: 9860

US Army Blackhawk Replacement Program

The official title is Future Long Range Assault Aircraft program , but I did not think that would fit in the topic header. :smile: Basically, the US Army is looking for a rotorcraft to replace the UH-60, and wow are there some interesting prospects, including the Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor, and the ...

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by LAXPAX
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 209110

Re: F-35 news thread

Japan looking to establish their first squadron shortly and especially topical in light of the recent reports of intent to increase their order. Japan prepares to stand up first F-35 operational unit Japan has graduated its first locally trained class of five F-35 pilots and is on track to make its...

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by LAXPAX
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 923
Views: 213939

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

So, all of those airlines' liveries would be more interesting if they each just had a gigantic face on them? I guess B6 should have a close-up of a jaded beat-up New Yorker, and WN can have a sunburned impoverished rancher, and F9 can have a stoner with blonde dreadlocks! I mean quite aside from th...

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by LAXPAX
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 923
Views: 213939

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

So, all of those airlines' liveries would be more interesting if they each just had a gigantic face on them? I guess B6 should have a close-up of a jaded beat-up New Yorker, and WN can have a sunburned impoverished rancher, and F9 can have a stoner with blonde dreadlocks! I mean quite aside from the...

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by LAXPAX
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 923
Views: 213939

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

hiflyeras wrote:
LAXPAX wrote:
Believe me, I know. That doesn't mean that it's ever been good.


Who gives a shit about most liveries?


Welcome to your first day on A.net!

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by LAXPAX
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 923
Views: 213939

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Nobody is talking about the real issue, which is that AS has a frickin' old dude as their livery. That "old dude" is an iconic Eskimo rendering that has become synonymous with the brand. It won't be going away anytime soon. Believe me, I know. That doesn't mean that it's ever been good.

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by LAXPAX
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 923
Views: 213939

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Nobody is talking about the real issue, which is that AS has a frickin' old dude as their livery.

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by LAXPAX
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 11531

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

We're Nuts!

(Nuts not included)

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by LAXPAX
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Following the Mighty Mississippi. "Private" 3E BRL- STL
Replies: 4
Views: 4022

Re: Following the Mighty Mississippi. "Private" 3E BRL- STL

Really cool report, and it sounds like a much better experience than dealing with layovers, traffic, etc.

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by LAXPAX
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 43421

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

You guys are burying the lede. To me, the saddest thing about all this is that these beautiful aircraft will someday be painted in Alaska's livery. :duck:

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by LAXPAX
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 228284

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

I have to laugh a bit about the idea of "bring back the old site". Not out of some sense of superiority, mind you...it's just that the old site was not coded to any type of industry standard. It was a hobby site that hit the bigtime. It was just one guy (Johan) coding everything himself as...

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by LAXPAX
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 228284

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

VertScopeJeff wrote:

Nice I am on that site also, I have a Fiat Abarth.

Jeff M


:yes:

Everyone, listen to whatever Jeff has to say. He is clearly a man of exquisite taste. :biggrin:

I have a 500L myself, mainly 'cause it's too hard to get the kids in the back of a 500.

(Sorry all, back to the topic.)

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by LAXPAX
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 228284

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Welcome, VerticalScope & Jeff. I was already a member of two of your automotive forums, and didn't even realize it! (And although I hate TTAC, it has nothing to do with the technical acumen or backend of the site itself.) :biggrin: I agree with all of the suggested features on your list, but I ...

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by LAXPAX
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 228284

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Welcome, VerticalScope & Jeff. I was already a member of two of your automotive forums, and didn't even realize it! (And although I hate TTAC, it has nothing to do with the technical acumen or backend of the site itself.) :biggrin: I agree with all of the suggested features on your list, but I w...

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by LAXPAX
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Kawasaki P-2 and C-2 for New Zealand?
Replies: 61
Views: 12023

Re: Kawasaki P-2 and C-2 for New Zealand?

but I can say that the P-1 could finally be a viable successor to the P-3 Hurricane Hunter used by NOAA. But do they need to replace the hurricane hunting planes? With all these Navy P-3's being surplussed, there would be plenty of spare parts to keep these research planes flying for some time. Hec...

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by LAXPAX
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Kawasaki P-2 and C-2 for New Zealand?
Replies: 61
Views: 12023

Re: Kawasaki P-2 and C-2 for New Zealand?

I can't comment on the merits of the Kawasaki P-1 as a competitor to the Boeing P-8; but I can say that the P-1 could finally be a viable successor to the P-3 Hurricane Hunter used by NOAA. NOAA has kept the P-3 as its main platform not only because it's such an amazing aircraft, but because there h...

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by LAXPAX
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX New Terminal 1.5 Project
Replies: 35
Views: 7362

Re: LAX New Terminal 1.5 Project

Very much appreciated, LAXintl.

Although the capacity of Gate 10 will be missed, I don't think the maneuvering contortions will be.

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by LAXPAX
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can an Airplane be Painted With a Matte Look?
Replies: 29
Views: 7287

Re: Can an Airplane be Painted With a Matte Look?

Came in here to post the NW example, and 777klm beat me to it! Always liked that livery though.

Oh well, here's another glamour shot:

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by LAXPAX
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Report: Judge Reinhold arrested at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 10
Views: 3710

Re: Report: Judge Reinhold arrested at Dallas Love Field

Seabear wrote:
"Doesn't anybody f*cking knock anymore?"


Just shut down the site for the rest of the day, this post wins everything. :lol:

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by LAXPAX
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX New Terminal 1.5 Project
Replies: 35
Views: 7362

Re: LAX New Terminal 1.5 Project

This is interesting, because T1 itself is already in the midst of a $500 million upgrade.

I wish the article had included some plans or renderings of the proposed T1.5 -- I'm having trouble picturing the finished product in my head. LAWA has no images either.

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by LAXPAX
Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Terminal Connector Now Open for Terminals 4-8 + Intl
Replies: 4
Views: 1404

LAX Terminal Connector Now Open for Terminals 4-8 + Intl

This had been discussed in past threads as an upcoming LAX project, but I have not seen any threads regarding the completion & opening. (Mods, please move/delete if I missed something.) LAX has opened a connecting passageway and atrium that allows travelers to walk between terminals 4 thru 8 and...

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by LAXPAX
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 328338

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

I think an all Black/Orange plane would've looked fine as well, I just can't see them mixing the two well on a plane where there isn't a dividing line between one brand and the other like the website gives with the navigation bar. That being said, perhaps they'll have a few different liveries. No n...

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by LAXPAX
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX and World Way congestion
Replies: 37
Views: 4900

Re: LAX and Wold Way congestion

This is a good trick, and I've used it. If for whatever reason your ride does not want to use the Cell Phone Waiting Lot, tell them "Just meet me at the XYZ Hotel, I will take the shuttle there." Or take the shuttle to Parking Spot and have them meet you there...depending on time of day, ...

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by LAXPAX
Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Learjet Nightmares?
Replies: 147
Views: 46858

RE: Learjet Nightmares?

Since this wonderful thread has gone off on some fascinating tangents, I thought I'd throw my own out there. Several years ago I curated an internet radio station and wrote the companion blog. One day I received an album submission from a (relatively) local artist in SoCal named Celeste Lear. I imme...

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by LAXPAX
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: DOD Reveals ‘arsenal Plane’
Replies: 30
Views: 14601

RE: DOD Reveals ‘arsenal Plane’

Why should Arsenal get their own warplane? If anyone deserves one, it's Everton!  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/silly.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/>   <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/duck.gif" ...

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by LAXPAX
Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: F-35 Pummeled By F-16
Replies: 83
Views: 20656

Report: F-35 Pummeled By F-16

An F-35 pilot's brief obtained by blogger David Axe states that the F-35 was outclassed by an F-16D in a mock dogfight in January. The story is <a href="https://medium.com/war-is-boring/test-pilot-admits-the-f-35-can-t-dogfight-cdb9d11a875" target="_blank">recounted in a post</a> at Axe's <i>War is ...

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by LAXPAX
Fri May 01, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NY Times Article - Plea To Save The A-10
Replies: 65
Views: 14919

RE: NY Times Article - Plea To Save The A-10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Moose135" class="quote" target="_blank">Moose135</a> (<a href="#56" class="quote">Reply 56</a>):<br/><i>Aww geez, another A-10 thread......one o...

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by LAXPAX
Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flashing White Rear Lights
Replies: 28
Views: 7769

RE: Flashing White Rear Lights

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Shamrock137" class="quote" target="_blank">Shamrock137</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>Exactly what reason? I have honest...

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by LAXPAX
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tom Enders On A350 (incl. A350-1100), A330neo
Replies: 121
Views: 26734

RE: Tom Enders On A350 (incl. A350-1100), A330neo

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/seahawk" class="quote" target="_blank">seahawk</a> (<a href="#43" class="quote">Reply 43</a>):<br/><i>It is simple: Press conference: type not m...

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by LAXPAX
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United "Split Scimitar" Winglets - How Do They Work?
Replies: 27
Views: 17653

RE: United "Split Scimitar" Winglets - How Do They Work?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>For that matter, in an ideal world the whole wing would be variable sweep, variable span, variable chord and variable thickness. Invent me that material ple...

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by LAXPAX
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of LAX West-end Development
Replies: 38
Views: 5455

RE: Future Of LAX West-end Development

Same here, I'm actually a liberal commie tree-hugger myself, but I'm also a pragmatist, which is why I am pro-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> development. The problem with NIMBYs is that they are exercising their power as citizens at the expe...

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by LAXPAX
Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of LAX West-end Development
Replies: 38
Views: 5455

RE: Future Of LAX West-end Development

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/boilerla" class="quote" target="_blank">boilerla</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>And they have a fair point; there are 3 ...

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by LAXPAX
Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Xwind Landings/takeoff Control Inputs
Replies: 11
Views: 4363

RE: Airbus Xwind Landings/takeoff Control Inputs

Thank you and the OP for the informative posts. And your use of "transparent" was correct in this context. This is analogous to software design, where they may say that a particular process should be "transparent to the user", i.e. occurring automatically.

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by LAXPAX
Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Swiss AF Looks At F-5 Replacements
Replies: 32
Views: 8423

RE: Swiss AF Looks At F-5 Replacements

Too bad! I am a fan of the Gripen and I had high hopes that it would be selected, as it seemed to be a very good fit for the Swiss.

Of course, they will have an extremely capable aircraft in the Rafale, if that is indeed what they have selected.

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by LAXPAX
Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Gates Calls For Termination Of VH-71 And CSAR-X
Replies: 49
Views: 11424

RE: Gates Calls For Termination Of VH-71 And CSAR-X

Well, I guess our only option now at A.net is to concentrate on arguing about the F-35!  Silly

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by LAXPAX
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Onion: Sparrow Error Ruled Out In Window Crash
Replies: 3
Views: 2887

RE: The Onion: Sparrow Error Ruled Out In Window Crash

Awesome photo, Phoenix9! But I don't see an A.net watermark.  Silly

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by LAXPAX
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Onion: Sparrow Error Ruled Out In Window Crash
Replies: 3
Views: 2887

The Onion: Sparrow Error Ruled Out In Window Crash

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by LAXPAX
Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hurricane Hunters And Cuba
Replies: 12
Views: 5964

RE: Hurricane Hunters And Cuba

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by LAXPAX
Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Deadliest Catch On The Discovery Channel
Replies: 18
Views: 5473

RE: Deadliest Catch On The Discovery Channel

Well, I think that the Discovery Channel's programming is geared towards informative and entertaining shows that have something to do with the natural world. A couple of years ago they made a concerted effort to move the totally off-topic shows, like "Monster Garage", onto other channels they own (l...

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by LAXPAX
Tue May 20, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: McCain Faces Boeing Blowback
Replies: 33
Views: 5056

RE: McCain Faces Boeing Blowback

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by LAXPAX
Tue May 20, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: McCain Faces Boeing Blowback
Replies: 33
Views: 5056

RE: McCain Faces Boeing Blowback

I remember wondering during the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-767 leasing scandal whether McCain's ardent criticism of Boeing and the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> would somehow come back to bite him. My current position is, "Maybe a little...but not en...

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by LAXPAX
Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usmc Having "Issues" With Osprey's RR Engines
Replies: 6
Views: 5528

Usmc Having "Issues" With Osprey's RR Engines

Wired's "Danger Room" blog today referenced an article from the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, which reports that the Marine Corps is experiencing "...Some long-term issues with Rolls-Royce" that they need to address. The primary gripe seems to be lower-than-expected engine life, which is NOT attributable...

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by LAXPAX
Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Forum Re-Vamp?
Replies: 24
Views: 877

RE: Forum Re-Vamp?

The Wild Yonder has only ever been one particular color; the same should hold true for Airliners.net.

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by LAXPAX
Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Helicopters In Iraq
Replies: 26
Views: 5314

RE: Helicopters In Iraq

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by LAXPAX
Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Come On DM. Sort It Out!
Replies: 100
Views: 3514

RE: Come On DM. Sort It Out!

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by LAXPAX
Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lap Children
Replies: 60
Views: 4742

RE: Lap Children

I agree with your sentiment regarding infant seats, but I just wanted to make a clarification on the following: <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fix...

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